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synonyms for farce

  • absurdity
  • burlesque
  • caricature
  • comedy
  • joke
  • mockery
  • parody
  • sham
  • skit
  • slapstick
  • travesty
  • buffoonery
  • camp
  • horseplay
  • interlude
  • mock
  • play
  • ridiculousness
  • broad comedy
  • high camp
  • low camp
  • pratfall comedy
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antonyms for farce

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  • seriousness
  • solemnity
  • sobriety
  • tragedy
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How to use farce in a sentence

If Another Round had been presented as a farce, a trifle, it might, paradoxically enough, carry more weight.
MADS MIKKELSON CAN DO ANYTHING. BUT HE'S STUCK IN THE BORING OSCAR-NOMINATED ANOTHER ROUNDSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMARCH 19, 2021TIME
Coward, one of the slyest wits of his century, took the idea of pining for a loved one, drained it of all potential sentimentality, and fashioned it into a lively, sophisticated farce.
THE GHOST OF NOËL COWARD IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN THE DULL BLITHE SPIRITSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 19, 2021TIME
The political farce casts Danson as a retired businessman who charms his way through a special election to become the mayor of Los Angeles.
NBC’S MR. MAYOR IS A FASCINATING MIX OF TED DANSON’S CHARM AND TINA FEY’S PITHJUDY BERMANJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
Within a month, the Potter Committee had turned into a farce, spending days focusing on minute details in depositions.
TED CRUZ’S PROPOSED ELECTION COMMISSION CAN ONLY HURT THE COUNTRYSTUART MACKAYJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Another Round’s premise seems certain to become a farce or a maudlin tragedy or a too-slick morality tale, but it never does.
I DARE YOU TO NOT BE MOVED BY ANOTHER ROUND, AN EXISTENTIALIST FILM ABOUT DAY DRINKINGALISSA WILKINSONDECEMBER 18, 2020VOX
Here was one cause of his disinclination to meet his wife—having to keep up the farce of Dr. Ashton's action.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Another celebrated spiritual farce was enacted in 1810, entitled "The Sampford Ghost."
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
After all, she could return his present when the farce was over, and she was in a mood to have the world poured into her lap.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He had told Ruby he would neither give his clothes nor money to the farce, and he prided himself on never going back on his word.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
That done, there being nothing pleasant but the foolery of the farce, we went home.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
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WORDS RELATED TO FARCE

  • BS
  • applesauce
  • bull
  • crap
  • craziness
  • farce
  • flapdoodle
  • folly
  • foolishness
  • hot air
  • idiocy
  • illogicality
  • illogicalness
  • improbability
  • inanity
  • incongruity
  • insanity
  • irrationality
  • jazz
  • jive
  • ludicrousness
  • ridiculousness
  • senselessness
  • silliness
  • stupidity
  • unreasonableness
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